Articles written by Catherine Stern

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Debt management tips

Bankruptcy Debt tends to be one of those areas we just accept, but it can quickly get out of control. If your debt is starting to impact on other areas of your life and you’re struggling to meet repayments, you need to assess the situation quickly and see what the most effective solution is for

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Can I claim housing benefit

Can I claim housing benefit

Rent is generally one of the biggest monthly costs for any household. Many people assume that you can only claim housing benefit if you’re out of work and claiming other benefits. However, this isn’t always the case and some people on low incomes are also eligible. If you’re entitled to housing benefit it could make

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Who is using food banks

Who is using food banks

Even though the economy is showing signs of recovery, there are still many families who are relying on the support of food banks to survive. You might be surprised that in many instances, these are working families who have no other option. This isn’t a route that people choose lightly and these families are desperately

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Social security cuts to affect working families more than non working families

Social security cuts affect more working families than non working families

During the current Parliament, the Government has announced a wealth of measures aimed at cutting the annual welfare bill. The main focus of these has been to encourage more people into work and show that employment actually pays more than living on benefits. However, analysis conducted by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has found that

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Asthma in children

Asthma in children

Finding out your child has asthma can be devastating. However, modern medication and treatment plans can help to manage the condition and ensure it has the minimum impact on their life. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of asthma, the different types of medication available and how you can control the condition both

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The best credit cards for spending

The best credit cards for spending

If you’re searching for a new credit card, then it can be hard to see exactly which the right one for you is. It’s beneficial to choose one that matches your particular needs, for example saving rewards or clearing existing debts. This way the interest rate and features will be more suited to your particular

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